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Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver card case featuring York Minster; an addition to our range of collectable silverware

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Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills  - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Card Case by Nathanial Mills - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver card case has a rectangular shaped form.


The anterior surface of this collectable card case is embellished with fine and impressive chased and embossed scrolling leaf and floral decoration on a matt background.


The anterior surface of the case incorporates York Minster* depicted in relief; this is a highly desirable and collectable scene.


The decoration to the reverse of the case incorporates a shaped cartouche displaying the contemporary engraved initial ‘W’.


The shaped sides of this piece are embellished with plain scrolling borders.


This antique silver card case is fitted with a hinged cover ornamented with a continuation of scrolling leaf and foliate designs on a matt background.


The anterior and reverse surfaces of this exceptional case are partially gilded.


This impressive case was crafted by the renowned Birmingham silversmith Nathanial Mills


* The impressive and gothic Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York (also known as York Minster) is the second largest cathedral in Northern Europe. With three belled towers and a length of 158 metres, this large cathedral houses stunning and expansive stained glass windows, including 'The Heart of Yorkshire' in the West window.


Date: 1843

Condition


This Victorian, collectable silver card case is an exceptional gauge of silver for its type.

The case is exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The original gilding has natural wear in keeping with age; the quantity of gilding can be seen clearly in the images.

The chased and embossed decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the rim are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this collectable card case.


Dimensions


Length 10.3cm/4.1"

Width 7.2cm/2.8"

Height 0.7cm/0.3"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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